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David B. Owsley II

David Owsley is a Member in the firm’s Business Litigation Service Group in Louisville. He practices complex and bet-the-company litigation in courts across the country, with subjects including intellectual property, commercial disputes, government investigations, product liability, international disputes, trusts and estates, antitrust, fiduciary duty, corporate governance, executive employment, legal ethics, professional liability, and constitutional law.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Title Agencies Did Not Violate RESPA Affiliated Business Rule

The Title Insurance Law Newsletter, American Land Title Association, September 2017

3rd Circ. Won't Revive $80M Fragrance Secrets Row

by Dan Packel, Law360.com, February 12, 2016

Victory for Tech21 as OtterBox ends patent dispute with protective case rival

by Michael Garwood, MobileNews, September 15, 2015

Accepting the Dual Sovereignty Exception to Double Jeopardy: A Hard Case Study

81 Wash. U. L.Q. 765 (2003)

State Restrictions on Undocumented Noncitizens: The Interplay of Equal Protection, Federal Preemption and Federal Exclusivity

Speaker
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Admitted Pro Hac Vice in Several Jurisdictions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Leadership Louisville
Community Involvement

Leadership Louisville, Class of 2016

Legal Aid Society, Volunteer Attorney

Education
Before Stites & Harbison

During the summer of 2002, Dave worked for a law clinic in South Africa. Before law school, Dave worked as a research assistant and for a dot-com startup. He also completed the McIntire Business Institute program at the University of Virginia School of Commerce.

More Than Stites & Harbison

Dave has volunteered for the Legal Aid Society in representing individuals and families in housing related issues and forcible detainer actions.

Besides Stites & Harbison

Dave enjoys travel and has backpacked extensively in countries in Africa, Central America, Asia, and Europe.

Accolades

Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2018-22)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2013-17)

Benchmark Litigation magazine, Future Star (2015-22)

Benchmark Litigation, 40 & Under Hot List (2016, 2018)

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Benchmark Litigation Futurestar 2019
Benchmark Litigation Under40Hotlist
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Press Releases

Benchmark Litigation 2022 Honors 15 Stites & Harbison Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2022 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 12 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and three as “Future Stars” in Kentucky.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 08, 2021
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Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021
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Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2020
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Best Lawyers in America Honors 75 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2019
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Lawyer Monthly Names Stites & Harbison as Law Firm of the Year-USA for 2018 in Two Categories

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Lawyer Monthly has selected attorneys Mike Risley and David Owsley as well as Stites & Harbison, PLLC as recipients of the “Legal Awards 2018.” Risley and the firm won in the category of Benefits and Pensions – Law Firm of the Year – USA; Owsley and the firm won in the category of Technology, Data Privacy – Law Firm of the Year – USA.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 28, 2018
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Benchmark Litigation 2019 Honors 15 Stites & Harbison Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 11 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and four as “Future Stars” in Kentucky. The guide honors the firms and attorneys who have demonstrated the...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 07, 2018
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Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-two of those attorneys selected have been honored for 1...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018
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Benchmark Litigation names David Owsley to the 40 & Under Hot List for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Benchmark Litigation recently named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney David Owsley to the 40 & Under Hot List for 2018. This is the second time that Owsley has earned this honor. Owsley is a...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 23, 2018